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: but there are still deep divides, including an upcoming deadline over the debt ceiling which is the nation's borrowing limit. this week's top republicans offered a new plan that would increase the limit for three months and require congress to pass the budget within that time frame or else no pay. >> so we're saying is, we will extend the debt limit until the timeline where you have a budget, a road map. >> reporter: republicans are hoping that strategy will ultimately lead democrats to agree to deep spending cuts. officials close to the president say mr. obama is open to more cuts but insists he won't slash entitlements like medicare. >> ultimately we've got to do it in a balanced way. he's not going to do this on the backs of the poorest americans. >> reporter: the looming fiscal fight could overshadow some of the president's larger policy goals, like promoting gun safety in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama unveiled a package of new proposals aimed at curbing gun violence. >> congress should impose a ban on military-style assault weapons. >> reporter: but its resistanc
schoenburger. >> gary get rid of the debt ceiling best or worst thing for the economy? >> it's absolutely the worst thing, brenda. the left likes to say, well, you know, ronald reagan raised the debt limit 18 times, george bush raised it 7 times, bill clinton raised it 8 times. so, you know, both sides do it so it must be okay, and from the perspective of fair and balanced, it has to stop no matter who is president. we go through the same cycle, we raise the debt limit, spend more,en go out and borrow more, and raise the debt limit again and it looks like it's unstoppable, but this is the check and balance of how t govern our society. we can't afford the bills we have now to pay. someone has to say, no, spend what you have and let's move on. >> brenda: you know, it doesn't really mean anything. why not get rid of it. it's been used for political hay, both parties have made political hay out of it. >> that's right, every 18 months we're going through an economic crisis and here we have another one brewing regarding the debt ceiling. let's get rid of it. i'm all for smaller government, but
now they're talking about perhaps an increase in the debt ceiling that lasts for a couple of months, that is offering that to the president. frankly, and russ say agree with me here, i don't think markets would react to -- very approvingly to basically just another lurch from crisis to crisis. it wasn't too long ago that, maria, you and i were sitting in these chairs talking about the fiscal cliff. now the debt ceiling. do you want to have this discussion two months from now? >> i believe everybody believes this debt ceiling will be extended. you know these guys well. you worked right there with vice president biden. let me get your take on this. if we keep fighting about spending cuts and reining in the spending, how come it's always about putting the gloves on and fighting? we're not going to do this, we're not going to do that. how come we haven't seen any proposals for spending cuts? are we going to see that, you think? >> i do think so. i mean, i think that we have to go through this unfortunately, at least recent history suggests we have to go through this crisis mentality to
chicken with the debt ceiling. >> i've spoken to senior republican senators actually who were almost laughing as they said okay, he had his fun with the fiscal cliff, you just wait for what's coming around the corner with the debt ceiling. so i don't really share your optimistic view of what have may happen. let's take a break. jamal, i'll come back and ask you, what have been obama's great triumphs and great failures and what do you want to see from him in the second term? heyyy, you're going out like that? yeah, why? well, what would the neighbors think? i see you! c'mon, get mister feather! look what i have. mister bird. remember? quack quack quack! we're just playing! we're just playing! i'm trying to get you out of there! even still... announcer: you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. there are thousands of teens in foster care who don't need perfection, they need you. >>> four years has taken the toll on the president, at least with his hair. definitely got grayer. extraordinary pictures aren't they? literally almost turned ashen in four years. tough job being pre
chicken with the debt ceiling. that is a sign of moving in a direction of some kind of potential for compromise with the white house. >> or maybe sanity. >> i've spoken to senior republican senators actually who were almost laughing as they said okay, he had his fun with the fiscal cliff, you just wait for what's coming around the corner with the debt ceiling. so i don't really share your optimistic view of what have may happen. let's take a break. jamal, i'll come back and ask you, what have been obama's great triumphs and great failures and what do you want to see from him in the second term? [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. yes, you could. morning, boys. so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy h
are two very powerful mechanisms. gerri: you don't in addition of the purse strings on the debt ceiling to use that at the a lever and give the president to stop spending? >> i didn't say that the man at the day. they just moved it back. gerri: what do you think? should they use the debt ceiling? >> ultimately, short. two tools that are very real and very powerful coming up. obama has tried to demonize the debt ceiling. okay. set it back with a condition. okay democrats in the senate. you have not passed a budget in three years. the reason why the democrats have control of the senate is that harry reid has said democratic senators in the witness protection program with ever -- whenever budget issues come up. twenty democrats are up for eltion in 2014. half of them should not be coming back of the continue to vote with obama on tax and spend crazy debt policies which is what they have been doing. i think it is very important for the american people to see what the senate has not done and to force them to act but that. gerri: you sure can't act -- argue with that. the senate has not passe
the debt ceiling will kind of signal exactly how much to the mat they want to go versus the president. >> david plouffe, the presidential advisor, was on "fox news sunday" talking about what he expects to hear from the president saying it's all about common ground. i want to play that for you. okay. i thought we had it. apparently we do not. he said, you know, there is common ground to be found between the president and the folks on capitol hill. i just wonder if that's pie in the sky dreaming. i mean, it just seems like speaker boehner and a large percentage of the republican caucus was all -- it was elected to, you know, cut taxes, cut the deficit, or cut the deficit, at least. the president doesn't seem to be on that same page. >> yeah. look. republicans in the house and in the senate, for that matter, and the president i think so fundamentally disagree on the major issues of the day. i mean, so much so that i think common ground is very hard for them to find and will continue to be hard for them to find. the key thing to look for, john, and what people want to try to figure out, a
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